Spanish Night Owl

Vitoria Airport comes alive when the sun goes down. Sebastian Schmitz is in the Basque Country to discover why – and whether the facility can reach its original goals.

There was no lack of ambition when a new airport was built to serve much of northwest Spain. Vitoria was intended to sweep up business from across the area… but it didn’t happen. The facility has languished – at least as far as passenger numbers are concerned – and has relied on freight for the vast proportion of its revenues.

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